Scientific Program

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Day 1 :

Keynote Forum

Haza Marion

University of Poitiers, France

Keynote: Narrativity using videogames in adolescents psychotherapy

Time : 09:30-10:10

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Haza Marion has obtained her PhD from Poitiers University, France and her HDR (accreditation to supervise research) in 2017 from Paris 13 University. She is the President of CRADO (Association of Clinical Research for Adolescence) and General Secretary of the CILA (International College of Adolescence). She has published more than 20 papers in acclaimed journals. She currently works on several researches related to the adolescent process and modernity, in particular the place of videogames in the pubertal psychic construction. She also works a lot on the stakes of psychotherapies and adolescence.


Aim: Developing the interest of using videogames in therapy to stimulate narrativity, as a contemporary mediation tool.
Case Report: We present the case of Tristan, a 16-years-old adolescent, ingressed in an educational, therapeutic and pedagogical
institute since early childhood and followed up through a weekly psychotherapy in a private practice. It is in this space that an unprecedented mechanism was born, on the initiative of the adolescent, through the use of a Wii-U and the video game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a famous action-adventure game in which the hero, Link, will have to unravel the mysteries of the past and defeat Ganon, the evil. In this presentation, we will explain how the adolescent capitalizes on the digital image and distorts the game, before recreating it and depositing in it his pubertal scenario.
Result: So, through an articulation in crude, violent and pornographic words of the (otherwise calm and appeased) story of the video game, the adolescent finds a way to contain his excitation in a virtual form.
Conclusion: The originality of the proposed mechanism stands in the transfero-counter transretinal inscription of these game sequences. The scene uncoils with several protagonists, the speech diffracting between the adolescent, the avatar and the therapist: The story of the self emerges through identifications to the avatar and the relationship with the therapist, enabling to access to the subjectivity of the adolescent just like any other projective tool, such as the Rorschach.

Keynote Forum

Shigeki Sadahiro

Osaka Neurosurgical Hospital, Japan

Keynote: A Hypothesis of series resonance in the white matter for understanding the mechanism of Spike-Wave Seizures

Time : 10:10- 10:50

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Shigeki Sadahiro has completed his studies in Physics from the University of Tokyo and joined Mitsubishi Electric as an Engineer helping to develop semiconductor technology. He is working as Neurologist at Osaka University Medical School. He has been working aggressively in the field of epilepsy for the last 10 years and has found it a challenge to understand how most parts of the brain are synchronously and rapidly involved in generalized epilepsy.


Background & Aim: Generalized epilepsy is accompanied by large-amplitude synchronized Spike-Wave Discharges (SWDs) on electroencephalography. Although some research groups continue to contend that both the thalamus and the cortex are involved in typical SWDs, the onset of SWDs is likely to vary. It remains unknown how most parts of the brain are synchronously and rapidly involved. To clarify this, a phenomenon is followed by hypothesizing a series resonance in an equivalent electric circuit for the white matter. This hypothesis is based on the ideas that the electric conduction along an axon is due to the displacement current and that the unit structure composed of a node of Ranvier and the next node can be regarded as a capacitor or an inductor, depending on the geometry and the substance around the nodes.
Method: The flash-visual evoked potentials at various flash repetition rates were measured in patients with generalized epilepsyand compared with those for healthy controls and patients with focal epilepsy.
Result: The P100 amplitude plotted against the flash repetition rate had a maximum peak at a certain flash repetition rate for each of the patients with generalized epilepsy, whereas there was no such peak for the controls or the patients with focal epilepsy.
Conclusion: The observation of a peak in the P100 amplitude at a certain repetition rate was inferred to reflect the series resonance phenomenon in the white matter. Patients with generalized epilepsy have large regions of white matter with similar resonance frequencies.

World Psychiatrists 2018 International Conference Keynote Speaker Renee Celeste C Obra photo

Renee Celeste C Obra had her Pre-Med course in Psychology at the University of the Philippines Cebu College. During this time, she had her on-the-job training in Drug Rehabilitation at the Anmed Health Behavioral Health Center – Anmed Wellspring in Williamston, South Carolina, USA. She has completed her graduation with a Medical degree in the Cebu Doctors’ University College of Medicine. She had her Residency in Psychiatry at Makati Medical Center.


Statement of the Problem: What is the clinical profile of patients with substance-related disorders admitted and referred to the  Section of Psychiatry in Makati Medical Center from January 2015 to December 2017?
Methodology & Theoretical Orientation: This was a descriptive study using retrospective review of medical charts of all inpatientswith substance-related disorders in Makati Medical Center from January 2015 to December 2017. The necessary data were summarized. The total population was 179 (79 in 2015, 61 in 2016 and 39 in 2017).
Findings: Male subjects, aged 18 to 59 years old, single and employed comprised the population’s majority. Most were discharged stable. It shows the top 5 types of abused substances: Alcohol, tobacco, stimulants, cannabis and sedatives. Alcohol was the most frequently abused substance across all age groups, civil statuses, employment statuses and clinical outcomes.
Conclusion & Significance: Based on the Philippine National Survey on the Nature and Extent of Drug Abuse in 2015, as of July 2016, 4,791 persons were killed on the War on Drugs and 3,001 were victims of extrajudicial killings. More than 8,000 barrios in the Philippines had illicit drug problems. The country had about 1.8 million problem drug users with only 42 facilities accredited by the government. This study aimed to raise awareness and aid programs to tailor fit the needs of the afflicted. Treatment programs could be developed to focus on these top substances of abuse and the clinical profile of the population seeking treatment in Makati Medical Center.